For over a decade I ran a women's photography collective. The impetus was to address an imbalance and to create opportunity. To some extend it was successful. The collective is now defunct, but my feminism has only grown stronger. Particularity since becoming a mother. A friend told me that her very powerful and influential female boss - a mother of four - told her: "As a mother you are always alone". It's a harsh statement, but there is much truth to it.